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Dryer not drying.

Looking at the gas discharge, the igniter lights up ,kicks the gas flame on for a few seconds but then kicks right off! This sequence repeats about every two- four mins. Definetly not drying my clothes.    Also the tumbler is all of a sudden extremely loud. Maybe a worn belt or guide wheel.????

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  • greeneroom Mar 02, 2009

    Atually the dryer in question above is  model # MDG9206AWW 

  • greeneroom Mar 02, 2009

    I already checked the entire discharge for a possible clog an it was clear.

  • greeneroom Mar 05, 2009

    Thanks for the input. I did end up fixing the problem myself. I took apart the dryer ,removed the tumbler and noticed the guide wheel had broken. Knowing It somehow had an airflow problem I came to the conclusion that the tumbler spinning at a slower rate was reducing the speed of the impellar thus reducing the airflow on the dryer. As a result I replaced the wheel, reassembled the dryer and now it works as if it was brand new!!

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I don't know what the noise is but I had the same problem with the drying. I checks several sources because I don't like to replace parts that are not broke. the problem was 2 coils near the pilot light. Each is held on by 1 screw and a wire gets plugged into it. Easy fix and ran fine again. I think the coils are a comment problem because as soon as I told the parts place what kind of dryer I had they told me what I was in for.

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